- Blue Bee Brewery - As summer begins we keep ploughing forward with new specials. The first of which is brewed with the marmite hop: Sorachi Ace. We have showcased this love it or hate American hop in Sorachi Pale 4.5% which has a clean, crisp malt flavour allowing the coconut and lime flavours from this distinctive hop of Japanese […]
- Wentworth Brewery - Wentworth Brewery was established in September 1999 and based in the old power station on the Wentworth estate in the village of the same name in Rotherham. In its heydey it was well respected and winning awards for beers such as WPA, Rampant Gryphon and Oatmeal Stout. More recently they won an award at Sheffield’s […]
- Thornbridge Brewery - I have just returned from the World Beer Cup in Philly with my best haul of awards there to date as a head brewer and I still cannot still quite believe I pulled it off. We won the Gold with ‘Love among the Ruins’ and Silver for ‘Days of Creation’ in the barrel aged sour […]
- Abbeydale Brewery - Firstly it’s that time of year again – SunFest! We are celebrating our 10th anniversary of the festival, so expect to see 120+ beers (with at least 100 on cask across the tent and the pub!) Keep an eye peeled on social media outlets for the beer list prior to attendance, there is going to […]
- Neepsend Brewery - It’s been a busy few weeks here at the brewery. We were thrilled to pick up our first award with Osiris, our 4.2% New Zealand Pale Ale, claiming Gold and beer of the festival at Stockport Beer and Cider Festival 2016. The Sheffield Brewer’s Co-operative bar at the Sheffield Food Festival was a great success […]
Wortley Mens Club
Fri 1 – Sun 3 Jul
Around 50 real ales and 20 ciders plus food and entertainment. Get there on bus 29.
Sat 2 Jul
Following the first Oakstock proving popular at the British Oak in Mosborough last year, it is back for a second outing! A full afternoon and evening of live music, food and beer, There will also be live music in the pub on the Friday night.
The festival runs from 1pm to 10pm, regular buses run from Sheffield Interchange to Mosborough and stop outside the pub, these are Stagecoach services 50, 50a, 53, 71 and 71a.
Hawaiin Shirt Day
Sat 2 Jul
An event that started out as a little party that gave the landlady’s Dad a bit of a ribbing for always wearing Hawaiin shirts is now a beer and music festival where everyone turns up dressed loud and proud to enjoy a range of ales, cocktails, food and live music – all outside the pub. There is even camping facilities provided and a bouncy castle for the kids. The pub is the Arkwright Arms at Sutton Cum Duckmanton, near Chesterfield (regular bus service from Chesterfield passes the pub).
Derby CAMRA – Summer
Wed 6 – Sat 9 Jul
The annual summer beer festival, held in a marquee on the market place square in Derby City Centre and featuring over 300 beers and ciders plus food and live music. Free entry for CAMRA members, up to £6 for others depending on session. See www.derbycamra.org.uk/summer-beer-festival for more details.
Thu 7 – Sun 10 Jul
The very popular annual beer festival at the Rising Sun pub at Nether Green. The pub is run by Abbeydale Brewery and their beers – including a festival charity special – takeover the pub bar with a marquee in the car park at the rear featuring around 100 guest ales. Food, music and charity fundraising stalls and events also feature.
- North Derbyshire Pub of the Year - Both Sheffield & District and Dronfield & District branches of CAMRA name a pub of the year winner in Derbyshire which gets put forward into the opening round of the national competition, the county round, which in this case is North Derbyshire. Sheffield’s entry was the Anglers Rest in Millers Dale and Dronfield’s was the […]
- Bath Hotel presented with June Pub of the Month - The evening of 14th June saw us present the Bath Hotel with their Pub of the Month award and those assembled enjoy not only some good beer but musical entertainment too with DJ Alex Cooper playing 60’s motown and soul plus live music from Fargo Railroad Company & Dobra.
- Pub of the Month, June 2016: The Bath Hotel - The perfect pub for a Saturday afternoon – pick up a paper from the bar and a homemade hot roast pork sandwich; a guaranteed tranquil day. Knowledgeable and friendly staff makes this Grade II listed pub (dating back to 1867) a popular watering hole. Inside you’ll find a remarkable tiled interior bar housing six hand […]
- Harlequin presented with two awards - Liz of the Harlequin was presented with the winners certificate for our May Pub of the Month award along with our Cider Pub of the Year by branch Chair Kate Major and Cider Officer Sarah Mills.
- Rural Pub of the Season - New Award – Rural Pub Of The Season As readers may know, the reason we are known as Sheffield & District branch is because part of our area falls within Derbyshire. This means we have many excellent pubs which, due to their distance from the city, are perhaps overlooked in Pub of the Month nominations. […]
- The Heeley Triangle - Many real ale drinkers and pub lovers in Sheffield have in recent years identified the Heeley triangle as an up and coming beer destination to follow the already established Kelham Island/Upper Don Valley circuit, however many would now argue it has arrived. There are some great pubs in the area – some long established favourites […]
- Anglers Rest, Bamford - Bamford Community Society and Bamford and District History Group have succeeded in getting Heritage Lottery Funding for a project to research the history of The Anglers Rest in Bamford. As part of this project we are looking to collect stories and photographs of The Anglers Rest, particularity between 1950 and 2000. Did you used to […]
- Heritage in Hackenthorpe - The Sportsman, (Main Street, Hackenthorpe, S12 4LA) has recently gained a place on the CAMRA Regional Inventory of Pub Interiors and has been proposed for the prestigious National Inventory. The Sportsman was the last pub to be built by the Worksop and Retford Brewery (plans dated, 1955 and 1956). ‘Serious discrepancies‘ were found in […]
- ACV update - In mid June, the Bath Hotel and the Sheffield Tap both achieved Asset of Community Value (ACV) status. We are very pleased to see that the only two Sheffield pubs which appear on the CAMRA National Inventory of Pub Interiors now have this added protection – congratulations to all concerned. The Manager of the Bath […]
- Social Saturday pub crawl report - On Saturday 14th May we decided to run a crawl of some of the pubs in Central Sheffield with the theme linking the pubs being they all sell real cider. An enjoyable afternoon started in the Head of Steam and took in the Benjaman Huntsman, Clubhouse, Devonshire Cat, Three Tuns and Harlequin. The Harlequin is […]
- Pub news… Inn Brief
Another Sheffield micropub is on the way with work now started fitting out a shop unit on Glossop Road in Broomhill that was previously occupied by a gift shop called Knowle’s Emporium and soon to be known as Itchy Pig Ale House.
The Noah’s Ark in Crookes now once again sells real ale.
A minor refit including adjustments to the bar set up has taken place at the Banner Cross.
Stocksbridge Rugby Club held their first beer festival on the 18th June.
The Wellington at Shalesmoor tram stop has now been sold to James Birkett’s Sheaf Inns putting it in the great company of the Sheaf View (Heeley) and Blake Hotel (Walkley). At the time of going to press it is expected the pub will be closed for about 6 weeks for ‘a bit of a tidy up’ before reopening under the new management.
Planning permission has been refused by North East Derbyshire District Council to demolish The Hearty Oak at Dronfield Woodhouse and build 8 houses on the site on the basis that the council considers that many houses on the site is unacceptable. There is an assumption locally that a revised application for 6 houses will now be submitted.
Chef Cary Brown has moved on from the Royal Oak at Millthorpe and is now running the Devonshire Arms at Middle Handley. Former Sheffield Star food reviewer Martin Dawes, who is now retired but still writes a blog, visited and Cary explained to him “the Concept is simple, It’s a pub. It’s a bit posh but it’s not a gastro-pub. It serves proper food. Don’t panic you might get swirls or flecks or foams. You won’t. It tastes good. No pressure if you don’t want to eat but that bloke at the bar just came in for a pint and weakened at the thought of a lobster roll. You pay for your food and drink when you order and don’t ask for a tab. In the past it was a pub with a restaurant. We want to get it back to being a pub again with drinkers in. Nice drinkers – imagine that, people drinking in a pub! –eating pork scratchings.”
- Annual Beer Census - This annual survey helps us take the pulse of Sheffield’s real ale scene, recording the variety of beers out there on the City’s bars along with the prices charged. In the past we have used the results in terms of the number of different beers available to claim Sheffield as the Real Ale Capital of […]
- Campaigning in Europe - It is in Europe that much of what affects the UK beer drinker is determined. For instance, the Commission’s competition division is always interested in the tied house system, reform of the UK excise duty system will require EC approval, European legislation impacts on ingredients, labelling and other such issues. This is why CAMRA has linked […]
- Friends on Tap - On Wednesday 25th May 2016 Professor Dunbar and his research team from Oxford University travelled to Parliament to present the findings of‘Friends on Tap’. The research reveals that people who have a local pub have more close friends, are happier and more trusting of others and feel more engaged with the wider community. The report […]
- Dronfield branch bits - Our next branch meeting is on Tuesday 12th July at the Barrack in Apperknowle. Voting for our Summer Pub of the Season is now underway, the form can be found online at www.dronfieldcamra.org.uk. Talking of awards, we are pleased to announce that our branch Pub of the Year – the Miners Arms in Hundall – […]
- Introducing your new Sheffield & District CAMRA Committee - As many of you know, we recently held our AGM and elected a new committee for the year. With some old hands, and a few new faces, we are hoping to bring a new lease of life to the branch. Without further ado, let us introduce ourselves: Chair: Kate Major: I have been a real […]